The Wonders of Skype (and a tutorial)

Let me ask you, are you on Skype? I know many of my customers have got it but I’m also aware that lots of you haven’t and maybe even if you have, you’ve not got your head around it just yet. I want to show you a tutorial that explains what it is, the benefits […]

Does Your House Key Start Your Car?

Can I ask you a question? When a website, say your bank, favourite shopping site or even something like facebook asks you for a password, do you use the same one every time? Maybe you add a number to the end if you have to, but ordinarily, do you use the same password for everything? […]

Don’t leave your windows open to the bad guys

Just a quick note today… Twice this week I’ve been asked to sort out PCs that have become unusable because they were infected with viruses and scareware.One PC was taking an eternity to do anything and the other one had locked the user out completely. In both cases, the owners weren’t using any antivirus and […]

Setting The Right Monitor Resolution

What does the image above look like to you? It should be a perfect circle within a perfect square, not an oval in a rectangle, but a circle in a square. I see a lot of people’s computer monitors during my work and it surprises me how many people are using incorrect settings so images […]

What if you need a new computer?

I often get asked to offer advice when people are purchasing a new computer and I think it surprises some folk as to how many questions I ask before making any recommendations. The two main questions I ask are: What do you want to use it for? and What’s your budget? Once we’ve got these […]

Keep it Clean

Your computer is great at doing lots of things, but one ‘skill’ it has that is often overlooked and not at all welcome, is the ability to attract dirt, dust and germs. Dust is drawn into the workings of the computer via its fans. The fans are there to help the delicate components remain cool […]

“Computer Help” is Launched

On Monday, April 19th, 2010 I launched a new arm of my business, Computer Help. Up until now I’ve been concentrating on my many Internet related projects and have been assisting friends with their computer problems in my spare time. Well, as the demand for my time repairing PCs and tutoring folk in all things […]

Here to Help!

Hi, I’m Peter and if you’ve found your way here then I assume you’re wanting some help. This site is just getting going but I hope to fill it with lots of useful information to help you get the most from your computer. For starters, I run a business that helps folk like you to: